Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (May 17)

Watermark Books & Cafe


1. “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd

2. “Sun and Moon” by Lindsey Yankey

3. “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough

4. “Kansas Trail Guide” by Jonathan Conard

5. “We Are Called to Rise” by Laura McBride

6. “The Light of the World” by Elizabeth Alexander

7. “God in Ruins” by Kate Atkinson

8. “The Tusk That Did the Damage” by Tania James

9. “Early Warning” by Jane Smiley

10. “Selfish” by Albert Goldbarth

New and notable

“Hold Still” by Sally Mann (Little Brown, $32) – Internationally acclaimed photographer Mann uses family photographs, found in a sealed box, as an inspiration for this memoir. Watermark has a limited number of signed copies available.

“Dry Bones” by Craig Johnson (Viking, $27.95) – The latest in the Longmire series finds our titular character solving a murder of a Cheyenne rancher who discovered a tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. Johnson will be at Watermark at 6 p.m. June 1.

Eighth Day Books


1. “The Metamorphosis and Other Stories” by Franz Kafka

2. “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison

3. “A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest Gaines

4. “How to Read Literature Like a Professor” by Thomas C. Foster

5. “Oryx and Crake” by Margaret Atwood

6. “Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-The-Pooh” by Sally M. Walker

7. “The Great Divorce” by C.S. Lewis

8. “The Grace of Incorruption: The Selected Essays of Donald Sheehan on Orthodox Faith and Poetics” by Donald Sheehan

9. “Unbroken (Young Adult Adaptation)” by Laura Hillenbrand

10. “Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories” by Megan Kelley Hall

New and notable

“Through and Through: Toledo Stories (Arab American Writing)” by Joseph Geha (Syracuse University Press, $19.95) – A collection of broadly interrelated stories that offer a warm, inspired portrait of an extended Arab family in a Lebanese and Syrian community in Toledo, Ohio, spanning the decades between the 1930s and the present. It offers a passionate, unvarnished glimpse into the lives of an immigrant community.

“Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence” by Bryan Burrough (Penguin, $29.95) – The Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army. The names are nearly forgotten. But there was a stretch of time during the 1970s when bombings by domestic underground groups were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated these groups and others as nodes in a single revolutionary underground, dedicated to the violent overthrow of the American government.

National best-sellers


1. “14th Deadly Sin” by Patterson/Paetro

2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins

3. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

4. “Memory Man” by David Baldacci

5. “Gathering Prey” by John Sandford

6. “The Liar” by Nora Roberts

7. “Death Wears a Beauty Mask” by Mary Higgins Clark

8. “The Bone Tree” by Greg Iles

9. “A God in Ruins” by Kate Atkinson

10. “Rock With Wings” by Anne Hillerman


1. “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough

2. “Clinton Cash” by Peter Schweizer

3. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo

4. “Hope” by Berry/DeJesus

5. “American Wife” by Taya Kyle

6. “Legends & Lies” by O’Reilly/Fisher

7. “The Book of Joan” by Melissa Rivers

8. “And the Good News Is …” by Dana Perino

9. “It’s a Long Story” by Willie Nelson

10. “The Road to Character” by David Brooks

Publishers Weekly